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Juan Guevara


Juan Gualberto Guevara B.A. J.C.D. (12 July 1882 - 27 November 1954) was created on February 18, 1946 a Cardinal Priest by Pope Pius XII. He was Archbishop of Lima in the Roman Catholic Church. He was the first Cardinal of Peru.

Guevara was appointed Bishop of Trujillo by Pope Pius XII on 15 December 1940. When the diocese of Trujillo was elevated to an archdiocese he became its first archbishop on May 23, 1943. Appointed as Military Vicars of Peru on January 13, 1945 and retained that office until his death. Transferred to the metropolitan see of Lima on 16 December 1945.

Guevara once told several mothers of bathing-suit parade contestants that such a parade would be contrary to religion and modesty.

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The Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church - Biographical Dictionary

Catholic Hierarchy data for this cardinal

Biography with photo

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